Last Updated: September 8th, 2021 at 2:14 pm
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Going solar comes with numerous benefits, from reducing your carbon footprint to potentially lessening your reliance on the grid. That means you not only have protection from the effects of a power outage if you also add battery storage, but you can also use cleaner electricity for day-to-day life. And nothing says a normal day like a Netflix binge these days!
How much energy does a TV use?
Based on full show run times and standard TV wattage, our team was able to calculate how many 300-watt solar panels you would need to produce enough energy to binge an entire series. Check out the numbers below!
|Show||Hours In Series||KwH Needed To Watch Series||Solar Panels Needed To Watch*|
|The Walking Dead||146||34.2||23|
|The Big Bang Theory||139||32.5||22|
|How I Met Your Mother||104||24.3||17|
|It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia||77||18.0||12|
|Game of Thrones||70||16.4||11|
|Rick and Morty||18||4.2||3|
*Producing For 5 Hours During Peak Sunlight
With 17 seasons to watch since 2005, Grey’s Anatomy requires the highest number of solar panels! Gilmore Girls and South Park require a much more reasonable 25 solar panels apiece. Meanwhile, Rick and Morty would only take 3 solar panels to watch the entire series with nothing but solar energy.
How much energy does your TV use?
It might seem like your TV would be one of the biggest energy suckers in your home, particularly if you have a high-quality model! But in fact, it might use less electricity than you expect. So, how many watts does it take to run a TV?
Depending on the size of your TV, the electricity will vary, but most LED TVs use between 60 and 150 watts. Twelve hours of TV will use about 1.2 kWh, which is just shy of the 1.5 kWh of energy a single 300-watt solar panel produces per day. So if you were using a solar panel to run your TV, you would need a full day of energy production to power 12 hours of binge-watching!
Reduce Your TV’s Energy Usage
Fortunately, through our SMARTPWR360°™ package, you can reduce your TV’s power usage when you aren’t actually using it with a power strip designed to keep your electronics from wasting energy when in standby mode. And with POWERHOME SOLAR’s top-tier, American-made solar panels, you can binge-watch your favorite shows, keep your home running and potentially reduce your reliance on the grid — all in a few easy steps.
Our solar experts will evaluate your home’s energy needs, determine how much sunlight you receive and create a customized solar system that will be specifically designed for your home. It’s quick, it’s simple and it’s effective.
If you’re looking for a way to make your next all-day Netflix binge more environmentally friendly, you can contact our solar experts for more information!